Tag: self-care

wintering

I’ve put the gardens to bed and shored up the chicken coop. I’ve stored the tools and stacked the pots behind the shed. I’ve left the last of the coneflower dead heads reaching toward the sky, in case finch and chickadee grow tired of…

let healing begin with me

As I age, I find that in spite of my best efforts, my body just doesn’t heal as quickly as it used to.  I even feel the leftover effects of falls or injuries or surgeries I’ve had in years past. My colleague at work…

lessons learned: faith and fancy with a little mischief for good measure

At this time of year, I fondly remember my dear friend, Cheryl.  You see, a few years ago before she passed away from her third round of cancer (she liked to challenge the odds and live passionately), I spontaneously took a week in late…